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, the senate blocked measures that would have expanded background checks for gun purchase. president obama met with the victims of the newtown school shooting victims. he denounced senators who he said caved to political pressure. >> families that know unspeakable grief summon the petition to fight there local leaders not to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. >> a few minutes ago, a minority in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. they blocked common sense reforms even while these families looked on from the senate gallery. >> it vowed they would do everything they can to protect americans without congress. he says the 20 children demand it. >> at&t is offered a $250,000 reward for information on what investigators say appears to be a, quote, coridated sabotage in the south bay. >> it happened in the pre dawn hours near the substation south of san jose. authorities said someone went down manholes and cut two definitely sections of a fiber optic line and used a rifle to shoot at the substation. >> data went down, and cameras, sur
barack obama, the senator and a judge. the letter was intercepted in maryland at a mail sorting facility and two letters were traced to the same man. there is a clear connection to all three letters. >> there are great similarities that they received. >> now reportedly, he cass accused of writing the letters online about a government conspiracy to ruin his reputation. >>> the vandalism of a pg&e substation was part of a coordinated act of sabotage. somebody fired shots in south san jose using a high powered rifle and they also cut through an at&t fiber optic line which knocked out and caused problems for some businesses there. at&t is offering a large reguard that case. >>> they are dealing with plenty of momentum. stefan curry made that shot and made 272 three pointers in the season eclipsing the old record. mark gave this comment, the only thing i know about stefan curry, he is not afraid when the lights are brightest. and the city of oakland is going to hold a rally for the warriors. the team is returning for the first time in six years and mayor jean quan will have been aers with the
to president obama and mississippi senator roger wicker. that man is identified as 45- year-old paul kevin curtis of corinth, mississippi. his cousin says curtis felt the government had not treated him well. investigators are still waiting for additional test results on those letters before they confirm whether or not they contain the deadly poison ricin. preliminary tests show they did. security systems intercepted those letters before they could harm anyone. >>> a bipartisan plan to expand background checks for gun purchases has failed to advance in the u.s. senate. yesterday's vote was 54 to 46 in favor but 60 votes were needed for that amendment to be adopted. president obama called it a shameful day for congress. >> there were no coherent arguments as to why we wouldn't do this. it came down to politics, the worry that that vocal minority of gun owners would come after them in future elections so they caved to the pressure. and they started looking for an excuse, any excuse, to vote no. >> five democrats were among those who opposed the plan. both california senators voted in favor. >
by a democratic and republican senator. it was backed by president obama, but faced fierce opposition from the national rifle association. a ban on assault weapons also failed along with a bid to block the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. >> we now know the name of the suspect was believed to have mailed letters filled with deadly poison to president obama and mississippi senator. >> federal agents say, they have arrested 45 year-old paul kagan curtis of mississippi. the deadly substance inside those letters is known as rysin . both letters were intercepted as screening facilities and were both postmarked memphis tennessee april 8th. the white house says, staffers of a careful drill and handling the letters and no one was injured. >> following a story in san francisco with a is a suspicious package found near lotus fountain. today what would have been the commemoration of the one-- 1906 earthquake. the mayor was expected to be there as well as a host of other dignitaries. police and bombs csquad technicians investigate this suspicious package at lotus fountain. >> good morning every
, two other letters have reportedly tested positive for a poison, one addressed to president obama, another to mississippi republican senator roger wicker. both discovered, stopped and tested at a postal facility. >> the mail is screen and these tests were undertaken at remote sites to mitigate risks to the general population. >> reporter: both sent out of memphis. one quote from the letter, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. another letter is under investigation. back here in d.c., even the tourists feel the added police presence at the capitol. >> you can feel it, walking around, after boston. things are just a little more tense. >> we ran into senator dianne feinstein just near this spot on the third floor of the senate russell building after the lockdown. no word of any arrests or injuries. >> reporter: packages and letters were all tested, all cleared. in washington, scott mcfarland, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details here on the poison itself. what makes it such a serious threat is there is no known antidote. one person was k
from castor beans. one to president obama, another to mississippi republican senator roger wicker, and a third, local authorities said, to a mississippi justice official. >> there are great consistencies between the content, the letter itself, the way the letter was written, the postmark of the letter. >> reporter: the fbi says the letters to the president and senator were postmarked memphis, tennessee, ten days ago with identical language including the phrase, to see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance. signed iak.c., i am k.c., and i approve this message. those were never delivered. intercepted by a precaution put in place after the anthrax attacks that killed five people shortly after 9/11. and federal officials say more tests are needed, natalie, to determine if, in fact, that substance was ricin, and if so, how strong. the fib also says these see no connection between this ricin-tainted scare and what's happening in boston. >> peter alexander at the white house for us this morning, thank you. it's now 7:18. back to al. >>> you have the r
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